Bulbophyllum lichenoides Schltr. 1913 SECTION Oxysepala Bentham & J D Hook.f. 1883Drawing by Schlechter And The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Lichen-Like Bulbophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in range forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with barely noticeable, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, patent, oblong, obtuse leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, short to .12" [3 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the plant is so small and delicate as to appear to be a Lichen and the flowers are the smallest in the section and are either violet red or violet brown with a dark purple lip.

Synonyms Diphyes lichenoides (Schltr.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85 drawing fide